Eric S. Raymond wrote:
Jeff Johnson <n3npq(a)nc.rr.com>:
>Very very very foolish imho, as rpm is rate limited by decompression,
>and bzip2 uncompress is known 5-7 times slower than gzip.
Is that a problem? Processors are speeding up faster than media are
getting larger -- thus, trdsing clocks for space seems like the
I'm open to counterargument here -- I just want to be sure you've
thought through the tradeoffs completely.
Is memory a bigger problem than cpu? How about broadband vs. dialup?
I have no clue where the balance points are. My rpm job is objective
through insturmentation, and as reliable and stable an implementation as
Go make up your own answers.
73 de Jeff